[Buildroot] [PATCH v2 01/15] package/pkg-autotools.mk: Factorize hooks.

Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at mind.be
Tue Nov 11 13:33:04 UTC 2014

On 11/11/14 14:17, Yann E. MORIN wrote:
> Arnout, All,
> On 2014-11-11 14:03 +0100, Arnout Vandecappelle spake thusly:
>>  I'm mostly going to negate Yann's comments :-)
> Meh... :-)
>>>>  $(2)_DEPENDENCIES += host-automake host-autoconf host-libtool
>>>> +else
>>>> +# default values are not evaluated yet, so don't rely on this defaulting to YES
>>>> +ifneq ($$($(2)_LIBTOOL_PATCH),NO)
>>>> +endif
>>>>  endif
>>> I think you got the order wrong here: we want the libtool patch to be
>>> applied _before_ we autoreconf.
>>  No, we don't. We want it to be done after the autoreconf, because autoreconf
>> generates the libtool scripts.
>>  In the original, there was a shell condition that evaluates that AUTORECONF is
>> not YES in the LIBTOOL_PATCH_HOOK. So you would get the message that libtool is
>> patched before the autoreconf, but the actual patching only happens after the
>> reconf.
> Well, both of us are partialy wrong, I think. LIBTOOL_PATCH_HOOK is a
> post-patch hook, while GETTEXTIZE_HOOK and AUTORECONF_HOOK are pre-configure
> hooks. So, the order at which they are defined is irrelevant, as it is done
> right now.
> But I agree with Arnout, we need to rework this.
> The issue I can see is that, in case we're not autoreconfiguring, we can
> only apply the libtool patch once, and that has to be as a post-patch.
> But if we do autoreconf, it only makes sense to apply it after the
> autoreconf.
> One obvious thing to do would be to always apply it at post-patch,
> whether we autoreconf or not, and if we do autoreconf, also apply it
> after the autoreconf. After all, patching is not something that takes a
> lot of time, is it?
> That way, the code path is a bit more obvious.
> And move the 13-or-so lines that do the conditional patching out to a
> single function, so we can share it more easily.

 All this makes it pretty clear that reworking the call should be done in a
separate patch :-)


> Sigh, I need some more coffee...
> Regards,
> Yann E. MORIN.

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